• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5927

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    29 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 289

    A SET OF SIX GEORGE IV YEW-WOOD WINDSOR ARMCHAIRS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF SIX GEORGE IV YEW-WOOD WINDSOR ARMCHAIRS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with triple 'Prince of Wales' splats and similar underarm splats, shaped and figured elm seat and crinoline stretcher
    Height between 34½ in. (88 cm.) and 36 in. (92 cm.); seat height between 16¾ in. (42 cm) and 17½ in. (44 cm.); seat width between 18 in. (46 cm.) and 19½ in. (49 cm.); seat depth between 15 in. (38 cm.) and 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) (6)


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    The variety of Windsor chair designs in the 18th and 19th century is remarkable. London and the Thames Valley corridor produced a consistently high standard of workmanship. This set of 'best' armchairs bears the Prince of Wales feathers motif, dating them to the reign of the future George IV whilst Prince Regent. The most important firm of the day, the Prior family workshop of Uxbridge (fl.1760's-1840's) would have almost certainly made this distinctive high quality set. A similar chair in Uxbridge Library bears the stamp of Robert Prior.

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